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Powers of Persuasion: The Inside Story of British Advertising Hardcover – Aug 15 2008

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A comprehensive, highly readable and well-researched history... it is fascinating and thought-provoking, and I wish everyone in the ad business would read it. Paul Feldwick, Market Leader This book is important, vauable, and a great read... Insights abound... the mini case-studies are excellent. Tim Ambler, International Journal of Advertising Do go and buy this book. You'll enjoy it, and it's important to read it. The author shows a seductive flair for combining piquant anecdotes about individual agencies and campaigns with revealing and reliable data, which makes the book both enjoyable for the general reader and solidly based. Financial Times A readable and racy inside story of the British advertising industry. Isabelle Szmigin. Times Higher Education. Fletcher plainly knows his stuff and writes in a crisp, lively way. He's also taken great pains to animate his characters, thus ensuring that his narrative has a properly flesh-and-blood feel to it. Telegraph

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Winston Fletcher is Visiting Professor of Marketing at Westminster University, and Vice President of the History of Advertising Trust. He has worked in the advertising industry for many years, has spoken and lectured on marketing, marketing research, and advertising, has written extensively on advertisign in the media, and is author of several books, including Advertising Advertising (Profile, 1999).

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A serious book about British advertising July 14 2009
By Rolf Dobelli - Published on
Format: Hardcover
During the second half of the 20th century, many experts saw British advertising as the world's best. That significant achievement raises the question: How did the British ad industry achieve world acclaim? Noted British adman Winston Fletcher presents a detailed history of British advertising starting with the Victorian period and moving to contemporary developments. This detailed book profiles the leading agencies, people, campaigns, and even the regulatory and communications developments that shaped the industry. Fletcher, a key industry figure, saw these events first-hand, so this history reads like a memoir. Non-Britons will be at a slight disadvantage reading certain sections because they may not be familiar with some of the award-winning ads he profiles. However, getAbstract believes that if you are looking for a solid, focused, serious history of British advertising, this is it.